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Int J Med Invest 2021, 10(4): 114-121 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Quality of Life in Patients with Psoriasis Skin Disease
Mahnoosh Safaei, Hamid Atashpor *
Associate professor in Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan (Khorasgan), Iran.
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Background: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease, unpredictable and has a recurrence period, and its complications cause disability and psychosis in patients. This research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral group therapy on the quality of life of patients with skin disease of psoriasis.
Method: The present research was a semi-experimental study with a pre-test post-test with a test and control group. The sample of this research was 30 patients with psoriasis who were referred to Spadana Specialized Clinic of Surgery and Laser Diseases. They were available selected and they were randomly assigned control (n = 15) and experimental (n = 10) groups. The experimental group received a cognitive behavioral group training in 7 sessions of 100 minutes with a median time interval of 6 days. Subjects completed a questionnaire of 36 quality of life questionnaires before and after intervention. Data were analyzed using covariance analysis.
Results: The mean scores in the experimental group were significantly different from that of the control group (P<0.05). The intervention group had significantly better scores compared with the control group, indicating the effectiveness of the intervention.
Conclusion: Group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy can be used as an effective intervention on the quality of life of patients with skin diseases of psoriasis.
Keywords: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Quality of life, Psoriasis
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
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Safaei M, Atashpor H. The Effectiveness of Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Quality of Life in Patients with Psoriasis Skin Disease. Int J Med Invest. 2021; 10 (4) :114-121
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